Parsnip Nutrients and Health Benefits

Parsnip Root VegetableDid you know that there is a root vegetable that really looks like a Carrot, but it’s not orange and it isn’t rich in Vitamin A like the carrot is. This root vegetable is called Parsnip (Pastinaca Sativa). Parsnips are usually either white, brown, pale, or yellow in color and they taste a little sweeter than carrots. Yes, parsnips can be eaten raw, but most people prefer it being cooked. Pretty much people cook Parsnips the way you would cook a carrot or a potato, which means it could be fried, roasted, boiled, put in salads, stews, soups, or casseroles.

Parsnip RootParsnips grow bigger and have better flavor if they are grown in colder countries, but there must be good healthy soil in order to accomplish that. In Roman times some people believed that Parsnip was an Aphrodisiac vegetable which means it increased sexual desire. Since Parsnip is so rich in Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients people use it for baby food products. The Nutrients in a cup (133 grams) of Raw Sliced Parsnips are:

- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (Good Amount)
– Vitamin C (Good Amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (Good Amount)
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese (Good Amount)
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber (Good Amount)
– Natural Sugars

According to these Nutrients you should get the following list of Health Benefits from a raw Parsnip Root Vegetable:

Vitamin C:
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Vitamin K:
– Improves blood clotting
– Reduces bleeding
– Improves kidney function
– Improves bone growth
– May protect from osteoporosis
– May protect and cure from some cancers

– Supports strong bones
– Supports healthy bones
– Normalizes blood sugar levels
– Supports healthy thyroid gland
– Improves Nerve health
– Protects from free radicals
– Helps protect from nausea
– Reduces vomiting
– Reduces skin rashes
– Maintains Hair color
– Normalizes Cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent dizziness
– Helps prevent hearing loss
– Supports healthy reproduction

Vitamin B9:
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from osteoporosis
– May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
– Reduces Irritability
– Protects from depression
– Reduces Insomnia
– Helps protect from fatigue
– Improves memory
– Reduces gingivitis
– Reduces birth defects
– Supports brain health
– Improves Spine health

Dietary Fiber:
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
– Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids
– Supports Weight Loss

Check out the Parsnip related products below by just clicking on their images :)
All American Heirloom Parsnip Seeds 100 Seeds GREEN MONKEY Organic Baby Food - Apple & Blueberry, Carrot & Parsnip, Pumpkin, Silverbeet & Sweet Potato Tyrrell's Natural Beetroot, Parsnip & Carrot Vegetable Chips

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